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Silicon Beach Festival Showcases New Gadgets

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A technology festival which celebrates everything about Silicon Beach continues in Santa Monica. 

Silicon Beach is the nickname for new LA start-up companies from El Segundo North to Santa Monica. More than 300 speakers from the Los Angeles region's top technology companies are participating in the festival.  There are 10 different locations.  Gadget Sandbox, located at 1540 Second Street, includes live demonstrations of 3Dprinting, augmented reality and virtual reality.

Ecoreco is featuring a new eco-friendly scooter that runs on electricity. After a two hour charge you can go as fast as 20 MPH.  Jay Sung is the CEO and Co-founder of Ecoreco. "They can use it to scoot around, commute to work, coffee shop, restaurant," Sung said. "And, in less than five seconds you fold it down and take it with you," Sung said. The scooter is priced at $999.

Another new piece of technology featured by AVO Robotics was s printer, scanner, copier and fax machine. "For example you can put an object inside and w/in 2 hours you can get a copy out of it. If  you can use an iPad you can use a machine," Christian Siagian from AIO Robotics said.

Christian tells us the machine can be used to copy Statues, tools and even keys.  He and his friends started the company after graduating year ago and a half..ago. The printer went on the market last month. ( AIOrobotics.com)  "Engineers and artists will be able to use right away," Christian said.

The four day long Festival targets entrepreneurs like Christian, Director of the Festival Kevin Winston said.
Everyday there's a panel of experts discussing the newest in technology and how to build your own company.

One of the coolest pieces of technology featured could be an app that creates a virtual reality.  "We created this apt called Sculpt," said Debra Isaac Downing, President and Co-Founder of Art and Science Labs.

In other words, her app creates a a virtual reality with the use of smart phones and devices. And it's interactive, she said while showing a "dragon" pop off of a coaster. 

Debra says she'd love to use this technology for children's books.

This festival continues through Sunday. 

For more information go to siliconbeachfest.com.



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